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Name: CONTEST
Type: Destroyer
Keel: 14/12/1912
Launched: 07/01/1913
Completed: 12/06/1913
Builder: R & W Hawthorn, Leslie & Co Ltd
Yard: Hebburn
Yard Number: 455
Dimensions: 934 - 984disp, 260.0 x 27.0 x 9.5(draft)ft
Engines: 2 x Steam turbines, Parsons type, 24500shp
Engines by: R & W Hawthorn, Leslie & Co Ltd, Newcastle
Propulsion: 2 x Screws, 29.0knots
Construction: Steel
Armament: 3 x 1 x 4.0ins QF, 1 x 2pdr QF guns; 2 x 1 x 21.0ins torpedoes
History:
12/06/1913 British Royal Navy
18/09/1917 Sank
Comments: Member of the Acasta Class
1913: Redesignated the K Class
18/09/1917: Sunk by torpedo from U-Boat U106, SW of Ushant in 48.04N/7.30W


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